Luke 15:17
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New International Version
"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!

New Living Translation
"When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, 'At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!

English Standard Version
“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger!

Berean Study Bible
Finally he came to his senses and said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have plenty of food? But here I am, starving to death!

Berean Literal Bible
But having come to himself, he was saying, 'How many of my father's hired servants have abundance of bread, but here I am perishing with hunger?

New American Standard Bible
"But when he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!

King James Bible
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he came to his senses, he said, How many of my father's hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger!

International Standard Version
"Then he came to his senses and said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more food than they can eat, and here I am starving to death!

NET Bible
But when he came to his senses he said, 'How many of my father's hired workers have food enough to spare, but here I am dying from hunger!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he came to himself, he said, 'Now, how many hired servants are in my father's house who have plenteous bread for themselves, and here I am dying with hunger!'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Finally, he came to his senses. He said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more food than they can eat, while I'm starving to death here?

New American Standard 1977
“But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have abundance of bread, and I perish here with hunger!

King James 2000 Bible
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

American King James Version
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

American Standard Version
But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And returning to himself, he said: How many hired servants in my father's house abound with bread, and I here perish with hunger?

Darby Bible Translation
And coming to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have abundance of bread, and I perish here by famine.

English Revised Version
But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father have bread enough and to spare, and I am perishing with hunger!

Weymouth New Testament
"But on coming to himself he said, "'How many of my father's hired men have more bread than they want, while I here am dying of hunger!

World English Bible
But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!

Young's Literal Translation
'And having come to himself, he said, How many hirelings of my father have a superabundance of bread, and I here with hunger am perishing!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:17-24 Having viewed the prodigal in his abject state of misery, we are next to consider his recovery from it. This begins by his coming to himself. That is a turning point in the sinner's conversion. The Lord opens his eyes, and convinces him of sin; then he views himself and every object, in a different light from what he did before. Thus the convinced sinner perceives that the meanest servant of God is happier than he is. To look unto God as a Father, and our Father, will be of great use in our repentance and return to him. The prodigal arose, nor stopped till he reached his home. Thus the repenting sinner resolutely quits the bondage of Satan and his lusts, and returns to God by prayer, notwithstanding fears and discouragements. The Lord meets him with unexpected tokens of his forgiving love. Again; the reception of the humbled sinner is like that of the prodigal. He is clothed in the robe of the Redeemer's righteousness, made partaker of the Spirit of adoption, prepared by peace of conscience and gospel grace to walk in the ways of holiness, and feasted with Divine consolations. Principles of grace and holiness are wrought in him, to do, as well as to will.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
16He longed to fill his belly with the pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him a thing. 17Finally he came to his senses and said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have plenty of food? But here I am, starving to death! 18I will get up and go back to my father and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:59
I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.

Hosea 2:7
"She will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them; And she will seek them, but will not find them. Then she will say, 'I will go back to my first husband, For it was better for me then than now!'

Luke 15:16
He longed to fill his belly with the pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him a thing.

Luke 15:18
I will get up and go back to my father and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

Acts 12:11
Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent His angel and rescued me from Herod's grasp and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating."
Treasury of Scripture

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